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Not a day goes by without a new wrinkle being added to the furrowed brow of 2022’s market outlook. Even as the U.S. job market remains strong and employers strive to match wages with the rising cost of living as well as meet demands caused by the Great Resignation, daily headlines bearing new dimensions of uncertainty have left consumers and financial institutions equally rattled.

The problem – if it can even be referred to as a single problem and not an all-consuming swirl of snags – is pervasive. Whether it is inflation hitting a four-decade high of 9.1%, the continual upward creep of interest rates, compounding supply chain woes or the fierce chill being felt in the crypto market, members do not have to squint too closely to spot volatility.

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